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Simon Baron-Cohen with advice based on his career.
ONE of my PhD students recently put it to me that a PhD is like a three-year sabbatical. Being in a teaching position now, I think this student is absolutely right. I look back to my PhD days as the time when I could lose myself in the fascination of psychology, without the competing demands of teaching and administration. Teaching has its own joys, but research in psychology never loses its excitement for me. I only hope today’s PhD students who may be reading this don’t take their three years for granted, but instead enjoy them to the full.

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